Foundation will formalize and amplify firm’s philanthropic efforts; unique employee directed giving component will broaden impact throughout the region
Fontaine Bros. Inc., a construction management and general contracting firm serving the public and private sectors since 1933, announced it has established a corporate foundation. The Fontaine Community Foundation, led by Fontaine’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Impact Elizabeth Wambui, is committed to developing partnerships with organizations that help build stronger communities with a mission to contribute to the common good. The Foundation envisions communities that thrive in quality education, have access to affordable healthcare, and have the resources to help young people grow and learn.
“Through the Fontaine Community Foundation, we can further enhance and expand our commitment to supporting the communities where we build and where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Dave Fontaine, Jr., Vice President, Fontaine Bros.
A unique feature of the Fontaine Community Foundation is that each Fontaine team member will be able to direct a portion of the Foundation’s annual giving to worthy organizations and causes of their choosing.
“By creating and funding an employee directed giving component of the Foundation’s efforts, we are excited to not only connect with a broad range of worthy causes that are personally important to our team members, but also to create and grow the habit of philanthropic giving at every level of our organization” said Elizabeth Wambui, Executive Director of the Fontaine Community Foundation.
This summer, the Foundation will host an inaugural golf tournament at Longmeadow Country Club, 400 Shaker Road in Longmeadow, on August 8, 2022.
Proceeds from the tournament, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, and an evening program, will benefit dozens of organizations including the Nativity School of Worcester, the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control Center, and many more throughout Massachusetts.
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